First National Technology Solutions Achieves PCI DSS 3.1 Compliance

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Midwest-Based Managed Services Company Receives New Certification for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

As an industry leader, FNTS goes beyond the basic industry requirements by keeping up with the newest versions of standards.

First National Technology Solutions (FNTS), the recognized leader in the managed IT services industry, today announced it is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.1 Certified. Recognizing the importance of a proactive security approach, FNTS maintains compliance with the highest standards to ensure its customers’ data is always safe, secure and available.

“As an industry leader, FNTS goes beyond the basic industry requirements by keeping up with the newest versions of standards,” said Rob LaMagna-Reiter, director of information security at FNTS. “Because each PCI DSS release addresses new security risks, our facilities stay up to date not simply to avoid penalties, but to reduce risks and protect payment card transactions and processing systems.”

According to the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), “PCI DSS is the global data security standard adopted by the payment card brands for all entities that process, store or transmit cardholder data and/or sensitive authentication data.” While PCI DSS 3.1 includes minor clarifications and additions, the standard was primarily released to address the insecurity of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and some Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocols. According to the new standards, all SSL and early TLS versions are no longer considered to be strong cryptography and merchants must not implement new technology that relies on SSL or early TLS.

“Unfortunately, many companies do not keep up with compliance levels, leaving both corporate and consumer information at risk,” said LaMagna-Reiter. “While FNTS has become certified in PCI DSS 3.1, we are already working on achieving PCI DSS 3.2 compliance that was just released a few months ago.”

To learn more about FNTS’ certifications and accreditations, and for more information on how FNTS can keep your enterprise data secure, contact us today or visit

About FNTS

With over 20 years in the managed IT services industry, First National Technology Solutions (FNTS) is a leading provider of flexible, customized hosted and remote managed services. Specializing in best of breed cloud technology and data center services, FNTS is dedicated to quality personal service, guaranteed uptime, and custom-built solutions that fit individual enterprises today, and align with their future strategic growth plans.

Built on stability and fueled by innovation, FNTS partners with the world’s most respected technology companies including VMware, EMC, IBM and Microsoft. For more information about FNTS, visit or follow us @FirstNatTechSol.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, FNTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the Midwest’s largest privately held financial holding companies, First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska has grown into the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $20 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

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